Better Together Hawaii
Better Together Hawaii

Better Together Hawaii

Ala Moana Center has been part of Hawaii's community for over 60 years. Learn more about our community partnerships and initiatives here. #BetterTogetherHawaii

Shop Local & Be Rewarded

In an effort to support local stores and restaurants, Ala Moana Center promoted a Shop Local & Be Rewarded program, which offered shoppers a $25 Ala Moana Center Gift Card when they spent $100 or more on a single purchase on a weekday from May 17–31, 2021 at any of the nearly 100 participating merchants throughout the Center. 

shop local

Girl Scouts Cookie Booth

Ala Moana Center partnered with Girl Scouts of Hawaii on their annual cookie sales with a contactless Cookie Booth in the former ABC Stores on Street Level 1, Diamond Head Wing from February 19–April 16, 2021.

Ala Moana Center was listed in the newly unveiled Cookie Finder. Guests were able to stop by to purchase cookies from a rotating list of troops. Our location also served as a pick up or delivery point for cookie orders placed through Grubhub. As a national partner, purchases made through the platform featured free pickup or delivery with no minimum order so all proceeds went directly to Girl Scouts of Hawaii.

Girl Scouts Cookie Booth

The Salvation Army - Angel Tree and Virtual Red Kettles

Ala Moana Center partnered with The Salvation Army to help island families in need this past holiday season. Shoppers could participate in two ways:

  • Angel Tree - Provides new toys and household items to keiki and kupuna in need. Simply pick a tag off the Angel Tree located on Street Level 1, Center Court fronting Centerstage, then shop throughout the Center for the gift(s) indicated. After the gifts are received, The Salvation Army will distribute them to families in time for Christmas. 
  • Virtual Red Kettles - Provides monetary donations to support families in need during the holidays and all year round. Shoppers can donate safely by scanning a QR code.
Angel Tree

Better Together Hawaii Blood Drive

Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  Donations are critical and needed to maintain an adequate supply to fulfill Hawaii's needs. To help restore the island's low blood supply, Ala Moana Center partnered with the Blood Bank of Hawaii to host a Blood Drive, held on Sunday, September 27. We're grateful for all those in the community who gave of their time and blood to help save lives. 

Blood Drive

Helping You Get Back to Work

In partnership with Headshot Booker, we helped those unemployed due to COVID-19 by providing FREE professional headshots to include with their resumes and job sites like LinkedIn. 



Ala Moana Center partnered with #ShowAlohaChallenge. Founded by Michael Gangloff, President of MIRA Image Construction and Lanai Tabura, a local celebrity and entertainer. #ShowAlohaChallenge is a collaborative program that coordinates efforts with the City and County of Honolulu, local restaurants, businesses and nonprofit organizations to help feed the people of Hawaii.

kupuna meals

St. Francis Healthcare System/Meals on Wheels

Five participating restaurants from Ala Moana Center and five restaurants from surrounding community partners supplied 3,600 meals to homebound elderly citizens (kupuna) in need of nutritional meals. 

Ala Moana Center restaurant partners:

  • Aja Sushi & Bento
  • Eggs 'N Things
  • HiTEA Café
  • Mahaloha Burger
  • Musubi Cafe Iyasume

Community restaurant partners:

  • Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory, Inc.
  • Fresh Ahi Off the Boat
  • Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant
  • Teddy's Bigger Burgers
  • Yogurstory
SAC meals

Better Together Hawaii Gift Card Program

Our Better Together Hawaii Gift Card Program thanked customers who supported participating businesses and restaurants with $50,000 in Ala Moana Center gift cards for their qualifying purchases.


Oahu Fresh Pickup Site

Ala Moana Center is proud to partner with Oahu Fresh, a network which connects local farms with our community. Each week, you can receive a bag full of assorted seasonal produce for as little as $20 or select your own items for $25. The Atkinson Trolley Depot will be a designated pick up location every Saturday, May 9–June 27 from 10:30am–12:30pm. Visit to learn more or order your Farmers’ Market Bag for pick up!

oahu fresh

Kalihi Kai Urgent Care Drive-Thru Testing

On Saturday, May 2, Ala Moana Center partnered with Kalihi Kai Urgent Care to provide a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site for the community. 

Kalihi Kai Urgent Care

Salvation Army Easter Food Distribution

On Saturday, April 11 Ala Moana Center partnered with The Salvation Army of Hawaii for a one-day food giveaway to people in need. 90 volunteers distributed the donated food to 643 cars, including 2,200 gallons of fresh milk, 4,300 dozen eggs, 3,000 loaves of bread, 5,000 pounds of Maui harvest potatoes.

Salvation Army Easter Food Distribution